Ants may be small in size, but when they invade our homes or businesses, they can quickly become a big nuisance. That’s why ABC Bug offers a full range of ant control services to help you get rid of any infestation, no matter how large or small. From destructive carpenter ants to annoying black ants, we’ll target the source of your infestation to provide you with long-term protection. 

If you need fast and effective ant control services in Fairfield, call our team to set up an appointment today!

Common Types of Ants in Fairfield

While there are nearly a thousand types of ants found across North America, there are just a few that you’re likely to find here in Fairfield. If you’re dealing with an infestation, it’s probably one of these three culprits:

  • Carpenter Ants: These are the large black ants you might see crawling on old, decaying wood. Outdoors they make tunnels in dead trees or water-damaged structures. Indoors they burrow into the wood that makes up homes and garages. Signs of a carpenter ant nest include small piles of wood shavings and other debris. Carpenter ants enter homes through foundation cracks or moisture-damaged woodwork, or by squeezing under doors. While they don’t eat wood, they can weaken it, eventually causing costly structural damage that can be challenging to repair. If you’re dealing with carpenter ants, it’s a good idea to contact an ant removal specialist as quickly as possible.
  • Pavement Ants: Sidewalks and driveways are the home of these light brown to black ants. They usually nest outdoors in cracked pavement and under stones, bricks or boards. When they move indoors, they live in insulation, the space between walls and under floors.  At just one-eighth of an inch, pavement ants can easily squeeze into any foundation cracks or unsealed openings. Once established indoors, pavement ants can contaminate food and may be very hard to get rid of.
  • Black Ants: These are the tiny ants that invade picnics and kitchens, and they’re one of the most common here in Fairfield. Also called sugar ants or odorous house ants, this species is known for crawling around pantries or near crumbs on the ground. Though they normally live outdoors in lawns or gardens, they’re just one-sixteenth of an inch in size, so it doesn’t take much effort for them to get inside. Especially if they can find food in your kitchen, they can be a long-lasting problem once they sneak indoors. 

How to Get Rid of Ants Permanently

If you’ve ever had ants, you know just how hard they are to get rid of. Even if you go a week or two without seeing them, they always seem to pop back up. So, how does ABC Bug help get rid of ants permanently? 

Our team focuses on using natural methods that don’t just kill the ants that are already in your home, but also prevent ones from coming in later on. This tactic is called Integrated Pest Management, where we blend preventative measures with active ant removal. Some of the methods we use that could be helpful to try on your own include:

  • Keep your home clean and free of food crumbs or spills.
  • Store food in airtight containers.
  • Seal cracks and crevices where ants can enter your home.
  • Trim back plants and trees that touch your home to prevent ant highways.
  • Use caulk to seal entry points around doors, windows, and pipes.
  • Use ant baits or traps to attract and eliminate ants.
  • Sprinkle diatomaceous earth or talcum powder along ant trails and entry points.
  • Wipe down surfaces with vinegar or soapy water to erase ant trails.

These are just a few tips, but unfortunately these pests are still very challenging to eliminate. If you can’t seem to get rid of your ant problem, it may be time to work with an ant removal specialist; our team has more tricks and tools up our sleeve and can help create an ant-free environment in no time.

Commercial Ant Removal

Whether you own a retail store, a restaurant, or another type of business, ants aren’t something you want crawling around and disturbing your customers. When you find a pest of any kind and need fast help, ABC Bug has your back with commercial pest control services. Our quick response times and discreet services will provide long-term protection against ants without getting in the way of your staff and guests.

Local Ant Exterminators

Ants can be a real hassle to deal with, but ABC Bug is ready to help! We specialize in providing comprehensive ant control services that don’t just offer a quick fix; we prioritize long-term results through natural, environmentally-conscious tactics. Having served Fairfield since 1966, we know how to deal with any species that might be invading your home or business. Just give us a call to get your free quote!

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